First I want to say how very grateful I am to those who have continued to visit my website and blog over the past four months. As you can tell, I've been away from both since May. As it happens sometimes, life turns on a dime and we find ourselves dealing with completely unexpected changes. My world turned upside down in May when my husband abruptly, without warning, decided to leave and file for divorce. Turns out he had someone on the wire and he remarried before the ink was dry on the divorce papers! So, even though it was the most painful experience I've known, I am now healed and ready to live my life with honesty and the real love of the people who guided me to the peaceful, faith-filled place I now embrace.
I know it seems miraculous to claim to be healed in such a short time. Maybe it's because I've been hurt before, and survived ... many times in fact. Mainly though, I was fortunate enough to have an amazing support network of friends, family, church, counsel, and neighbors who rallied around me and lifted me up through the confusion, pain and complete remodeling of my life over these past 4 months. The counseling I received, the love of friends and family who listened to me cry, rage, pray, repair and recover, having my children to care forhelp to cope with the changes, and getting a new job that gave me confidence, creativity and courage, all of these things, plus realizing that God has a new plan for my life, combined to bring me clarity, hope, strength and determination to move forward.
And now it is time for me to start over with my business and bring new life to it. It will take some time to rebuild, to make new product and regenerate interest in my designs. But I am excited at the chance to start fresh and get things rolling once again with my passion for this business.
Once again, thank you to all who have reached out to me, showing me support, giving me comfort, being true friends and continuing to believe in me through the darker days of these life changes. I am really, truly, very happy and looking forward to flinging open the doors of my life to see what amazing things lie ahead!
First up ... I'm preparing for my very first Fall Festival! I've never done an arts and crafts show, but a friend wants me to share a booth at our local town fair in October, so I'm going for it! Wish me luck!!!